Family Activities

Discover more about the Cathedral and its story with our Discovery Detective trails.


Download the trail before you visit (we can’t hand out pieces of paper at the moment) and come armed with notepad and pen.


There are two trails to choose from

Discovery Detectives Trail


Discovery Detectives Counting Trail


Suitable for accompanied children aged 6-10.


Remember to collect your prize at the end.

St Edmund

If you are visiting Bury St Edmunds or the Cathedral, you can’t help noticing that Saint Edmund gets everywhere (there are statues, stained glass windows, even the town has his name). Find out more about Saint Edmund here and explore the Cathedral with our quizzes and puzzles.

Have a go at making a Crown and Arrows mobile. Full instructions here.

Shrove Tuesday


Find out all about Shrove Tuesday in this video, including making and flipping pancakes.

Christmas Crafts

Enjoy this star-making activity inspired by the Bury Psalter (provided by Suffolk Archives). Full details here